The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostSun, 26 Apr 2015en-gb(C) 2015 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngLinklaters supplanted by UK's 23rd largest firm on Tate & Lyle work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-supplanted-by-uks-23rd-largest-firm-on-tate--lyle-work-38481028/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tat1.jpg' border='0'/></a>After a 50-year relationship with the international, FTSE 250 food sector conglomerate, Linklaters has been overlooked in favour of Addleshaw Goddard to carry out a group-wide restructuring.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-supplanted-by-uks-23rd-largest-firm-on-tate--lyle-work-38481028/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:04Reed Smith and Skadden lateral hires join Culhane Meadows in Chicago<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-and-skadden-lateral-hires-join-culhane-meadows-in-chicago-85411834/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi18.jpg' border='0'/></a>The national US, cloud-based practice Culhane Meadows has attracted three female lateral hires from Reed Smith, Skadden Arps and Baker & McKenzie to open up a Chicago presence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-and-skadden-lateral-hires-join-culhane-meadows-in-chicago-85411834/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:04Ballard Spahr chief talks of battle to keep clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ballard-spahr-chief-talks-of-battle-to-keep-clients-82748425/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Los11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mark Stewart, chair of the 500-lawyer US firm, has given an interview in which he talks of the way law firms no longer inherit clients but are engaged in a battle, on a daily basis, to retain the ones they have.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ballard-spahr-chief-talks-of-battle-to-keep-clients-82748425/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:04GC says that cost of in-house lawyer undercuts paralegals in law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gc-says-that-cost-of-in-house-lawyer-undercuts-paralegals-in-law-firms-69770722/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hou12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The general counsel of multi-national tech company 3M has said that the average hourly cost of using an in-house lawyer is US$211 - below the rate that external lawyers would charge even for the services of a paralegal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gc-says-that-cost-of-in-house-lawyer-undercuts-paralegals-in-law-firms-69770722/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:04Property team of nine moves from Eversheds to KWM in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/property-team-of-nine-moves-from-eversheds-to-kwm-in-london-96335008/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon19.jpg' border='0'/></a>The two property partners, six associates and a technology specialist make the journey in the steps of three former Eversheds partners from the structured real estate group who also made the same transition in January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/property-team-of-nine-moves-from-eversheds-to-kwm-in-london-96335008/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:04Former Hogan Lovells partner to focus on cyber security as Attorney General<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-hogan-lovells-partner-to-focus-on-cyber-security-as-attorney-general-908231/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lor1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Loretta Lynch will be the first black woman to hold the post of US Attorney General - in which post she has said her priorities will be tackling cybercrime, terrorism and improving minority relations with the police.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-hogan-lovells-partner-to-focus-on-cyber-security-as-attorney-general-908231/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:04Arnold Porter recruits 8-litigator team to IP group in Silicon Valley<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/arnold-porter-recruits-8-litigator-team-to-ip-group-in-silicon-valley-57102415/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sil13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The eight lawyers come from the leading boutique practice, Agility IP Law, which was founded by James Otteson, formerly of Wilson Sonsini.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/arnold-porter-recruits-8-litigator-team-to-ip-group-in-silicon-valley-57102415/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:04Barclays to tackle multi-billion fines as priority of new chair<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barclays-to-tackle-multi-billion-fines-as-priority-of-new-chair-23515345/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bar12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Settling legal and regulatory issues with the regulators will be one of the top priorities of John McFarlane, the 67-year old known as a straight-shooter who became chair of the bank yesterday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barclays-to-tackle-multi-billion-fines-as-priority-of-new-chair-23515345/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:04Lawyers warned that legal automation could dull their brains<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-warned-that-legal-automation-could-dull-their-brains-4241586/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/AI11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers need to be careful not to lose some of their 'deep human talent' in the coming years as software systems take over many of their traditional tasks - a process which has dulled human expertise in other sectors, according to a leading author.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-warned-that-legal-automation-could-dull-their-brains-4241586/Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:04Law firms prepare to mimic corporate client structure in future<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-prepare-to-mimic-corporate-client-structure-in-future-62643763/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gov1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The big trend expected to spread across many law firms in the next five years is a move to the corporate structure used by many of their clients - a shift from the last five years in which the dominant trend was one of developing new risk strategies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-prepare-to-mimic-corporate-client-structure-in-future-62643763/Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:04Rivals expected to follow Bakers to Shanghai Free Trade Zone<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rivals-expected-to-follow-bakers-to-shanghai-free-trade-zone-58951966/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sha15.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie's winning of rights to practice local law through a joint venture with a firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone is likely to see other firms following in its tracks, according to leading consultant Peter Zeughauser.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rivals-expected-to-follow-bakers-to-shanghai-free-trade-zone-58951966/Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:04Scottish law firm starts ad campaign at three main airports<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scottish-law-firm-starts-ad-campaign-at-three-main-airports-71457801/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Air14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shepherd + Wedderburn, the four-office UK law firm, is advertising near its three Scottish offices by taking space at the airports of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen - where a third of flyers are business travellers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scottish-law-firm-starts-ad-campaign-at-three-main-airports-71457801/Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:04Paul Hastings takes corporate duo from closing Fried Frank office in Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-hastings-takes-corporate-duo-from-closing-fried-frank-office-in-hong-kong-13331361/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hon18.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the Hong Kong office of Fried Frank goes into the last stages of its closure in June, two partners have signed up to join the 14-partner Paul Hastings team on the island.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-hastings-takes-corporate-duo-from-closing-fried-frank-office-in-hong-kong-13331361/Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:04Nine partners expected to leave CC in Germany<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nine-partners-expected-to-leave-cc-in-germany-15619895/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ger1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The flow of partners out of Clifford Chance is continuing as a capital markets partner leaves the Frankfurt office - meaning that four partners have left in 13 weeks, half the total of the German practice's strategic review target of nine exits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nine-partners-expected-to-leave-cc-in-germany-15619895/Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:04BNY Mellon continues trend of rising income despite hefty legal costs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bny-mellon-continues-trend-of-rising-income-despite-hefty-legal-costs-96108951/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/For12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bank of New York Mellon has followed JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley in posting Q1 results with rising net income despite the presence of expensive legal and regulatory bills.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bny-mellon-continues-trend-of-rising-income-despite-hefty-legal-costs-96108951/Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:04Lawyers top the tables for having the most costly funerals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-top-the-tables-for-having-the-most-costly-funerals-70898217/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fun1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers beat health workers, soldiers, the finance sector and teachers to take the number one slot for a slightly dubious honour - spending the most on their funerals, according to UK company Perfect Choice Funerals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-top-the-tables-for-having-the-most-costly-funerals-70898217/Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:04Disputes team jumps from Fried Frank to Norton Rose in Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/disputes-team-jumps-from-fried-frank-to-norton-rose-in-hong-kong-43938888/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hon17.jpg' border='0'/></a>The five-lawyer department has bailed out from Fried Frank just ten weeks before the US-based firm is due to close its Hong Kong base.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/disputes-team-jumps-from-fried-frank-to-norton-rose-in-hong-kong-43938888/Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:04Law firm head says legal sector is running scared<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-head-says-legal-sector-is-running-scared-46028426/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Moves by law firms to shrink are misguided and signs that the legal industry is in a 'funk', according to the head of Big Six Australian practice Minter Ellison.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-head-says-legal-sector-is-running-scared-46028426/Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:04US lawyers work to avoid 9/11 moment on cyber attacks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyers-work-to-avoid-911-moment-on-cyber-attacks-45340554/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hacking6.jpg' border='0'/></a>A team of lawyers and investigators is working to prevent the equivalent of a 9/11 attack on the internet, according to the top cyber security official at the Department of Justice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyers-work-to-avoid-911-moment-on-cyber-attacks-45340554/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:04Jackson Lewis opens employment law office in Hawaii<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jackson-lewis-opens-employment-law-office-in-hawaii-69634807/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hawaii.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 800-lawyer employment law firm is launching a law corporation in Hawaii with two lawyers - and plans to recruit others in order to offer the firm's services to local Honolulu employers and other clients from the rest of its network.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jackson-lewis-opens-employment-law-office-in-hawaii-69634807/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:04Withers recruits 11 lawyers from Kelley Drye in Greenwich, Connecticut<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/withers-recruits-11-lawyers-from-kelley-drye-in-greenwich-connecticut-68601718/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/connecticut1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 117-partner, 13-office international practice Withers has recruited five partners and six other lawyers from Kelley Drye & Warren in fields including corporate, commercial litigation and IP.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/withers-recruits-11-lawyers-from-kelley-drye-in-greenwich-connecticut-68601718/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-62872889/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/carphone.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-62872889/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:04The balance of power shifts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/the-balance-of-power-shifts-65433288/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/ipad.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clients and law firms have very different perceptions of how legal services are perceived, according to a new survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/the-balance-of-power-shifts-65433288/Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:04VC firm appoints Facebook ex-GC to build up lobbying arm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/vc-firm-appoints-facebook-ex-gc-to-build-up-lobbying-arm-91470639/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Facebook5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ted Ullyot will help portfolio companies in the face of heavily regulated industries.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/vc-firm-appoints-facebook-ex-gc-to-build-up-lobbying-arm-91470639/Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:04Lloyds Bank looks to streamline its legal work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/lloyds-bank-looks-to-streamline-its-legal-work-64602853/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lloyds bank.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lloyds Bank is looking to outsource a chunk of its work and is consulting with its legal department over possible redundancies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/lloyds-bank-looks-to-streamline-its-legal-work-64602853/Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:04Managing corporate reputation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/managing-corporate-reputation-49293315/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Graham Beale.jpg' border='0'/></a>Trust levels have barely improved between government, business and the media since the financial crisis, according to research conducted by DLA Piper with Populus. Sir Nigel Knowles will discuss the way forward at the Trust & Reputation event.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/managing-corporate-reputation-49293315/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:04PLMJ international legal network opens in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/plmj-international-legal-network-opens-in-london-71365634/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Portugal3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The PLMJ International legal network has opened an office in London with an eye on work from Portuguese-speaking countries.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/plmj-international-legal-network-opens-in-london-71365634/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:04Morgan Stanley follows JPMorgan in pushing up profits despite legal costs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-stanley-follows-jpmorgan-in-pushing-up-profits-despite-legal-costs-55767300/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Morgan Stanley1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Morgan Stanley saw its share price rise as it announced Q1 profits up 60 per cent - but, like JP Morgan, it is still paying significant amounts in legal and regulatory costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-stanley-follows-jpmorgan-in-pushing-up-profits-despite-legal-costs-55767300/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:04Globalaw signs up firms in Algeria and Sudan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/globalaw-signs-up-firms-in-algeria-and-sudan-79062437/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Africa7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Globalaw, the global network of 115 practices, has signed up three new members in Africa bringing its African contingency up to ten.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/globalaw-signs-up-firms-in-algeria-and-sudan-79062437/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:04Ex-Hogan Lovells partner fails to prove to court that drive home was work time<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-hogan-lovells-partner-fails-to-prove-to-court-that-drive-home-was-work-time-61959028/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/blackberry (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The partner, now at Bancroft, had sought to persuade the court that the Hogan Lovell partnership insurance should cover an accident he had on the drive home as he also worked at home and so was commuting between two work locations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-hogan-lovells-partner-fails-to-prove-to-court-that-drive-home-was-work-time-61959028/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:04A&O warns of lack of understanding of renminbi<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-warns-of-lack-of-understanding-of-renminbi-11934750/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/flag4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Most executives at multi-nationals think their exposure to the Chinese currency is important but the majority of them also think that their company lacks the knowledge to use it fully and see it as a major obstacle, according to Allen & Overy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-warns-of-lack-of-understanding-of-renminbi-11934750/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:04DLA expands Saudi presence to three offices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-expands-saudi-presence-to-three-offices-28203537/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Riyadh6.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has now got a team of 20 lawyers based in Saudi Arabia and has just revealed plans to expand from its Riyadh HQ to a second office in Jeddah immediately, followed by a third in Eastern Province.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-expands-saudi-presence-to-three-offices-28203537/Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:04Minter Ellison strengthens Perth disputes team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/minter-ellison-strengthens-perth-disputes-team-93277519/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Perth3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has appointed a leading Western Australian disputes specialist to head up its Perth disputes group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/minter-ellison-strengthens-perth-disputes-team-93277519/Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:04US firms rush to set up drone departments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firms-rush-to-set-up-drone-departments-27188347/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/drones1.jpg' border='0'/></a>So many law firms are setting up teams to help drone operators that Akin Gump has said that 'almost every firm has a drone practice'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firms-rush-to-set-up-drone-departments-27188347/Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:04E & Y pays $10m fine to New York State over Lehman Brothers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/e--y-pays-$10m-fine-to-new-york-state-over-lehman-brothers-79605688/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ernst & Young.jpg' border='0'/></a>The accountancy giant agreed to settle the case after 'many years of costly litigation.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/e--y-pays-$10m-fine-to-new-york-state-over-lehman-brothers-79605688/Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:04A&O boosts European practice in confident partner promotion round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-boosts-european-practice-in-confident-partner-promotion-round-69025228/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (7).jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy has made its largest promotion round in years, by creating 22 new partners and emphasising its practices in continental Europe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ao-boosts-european-practice-in-confident-partner-promotion-round-69025228/Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:04Court lawyers start to use smartwatches instead of instead of iPads<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-lawyers-start-to-use-smartwatches-instead-of-instead-of-ipads-86523010/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Smartwatch.jpg' border='0'/></a>Early IT adopters in the US have spoken about the way smartwatches can be used in court to keep up with email in an unintrusive way and the potential for the Samsung virtual reality handset for witness interviews, depositions and hearings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/court-lawyers-start-to-use-smartwatches-instead-of-instead-of-ipads-86523010/Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:04Multi-ethnic law firm reaps benefits of global trade<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/multi-ethnic-law-firm-reaps-benefits-of-global-trade-16473236/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rome (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The founder of an Italian-Chinese law firm has spoken of the way her Chinese parentage but Italian upbringing has helped her found and grow a Rome-based practice which has been able to focus on European-Asian trade.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/multi-ethnic-law-firm-reaps-benefits-of-global-trade-16473236/Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:04Law productivity growth by lawyer seen as dragging down UK economy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-productivity-growth-by-lawyer-seen-as-dragging-down-uk-economy-12571621/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/productivity1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Professional services is one of four sectors identified by the Financial Times whose low productivity increases are dragging down the UK economy, explaining why employment is strong but economic growth has been weak.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-productivity-growth-by-lawyer-seen-as-dragging-down-uk-economy-12571621/Mon, 20 Apr 2015 09:04Fox Rothschild takes three from Nixon Peabody to open in Chicago<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fox-rothschild-takes-three-from-nixon-peabody-to-open-in-chicago-88501930/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi17.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 600-lawyer Philadelphia-based Fox Rothschild is predicting rapid growth in Chicago - talking of having 10 lawyers in place within six months, growing to as many as 30 by 2018.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fox-rothschild-takes-three-from-nixon-peabody-to-open-in-chicago-88501930/Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:04Eight out of ten lawyers say work routine is harming their health<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eight-out-of-ten-lawyers-say-work-routine-is-harming-their-health-91533130/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hou11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Research from Legal Week shows that 82% of lawyers say their health is harmed by demanding work schedules - while 22% of senior lawyers and partners work each weekend and 10% of all lawyers put in over 70 hours a week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eight-out-of-ten-lawyers-say-work-routine-is-harming-their-health-91533130/Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:04Law firm leaders predict revenue rises will be linked to lawyer mobility<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-leaders-predict-revenue-rises-will-be-linked-to-lawyer-mobility-23346636/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off13.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of 20 law firm leaders has unanimously agreed that the ability to provide mobile working and to reduce dependence on office space could drive revenue growth - and that firms who neglect this area could struggle to recruit new talent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-leaders-predict-revenue-rises-will-be-linked-to-lawyer-mobility-23346636/Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:04Ex-Fieldfisher secretary claims she was assaulted by Paris head<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-fieldfisher-secretary-claims-she-was-assaulted-by-paris-head-49096642/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Par12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fieldfisher faces an employment tribunal hearing in September from a secretary claming &euro;120,000 for unfair dismissal, unpaid overtime and the 'humiliating conditions' of her dismissal and departure.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-fieldfisher-secretary-claims-she-was-assaulted-by-paris-head-49096642/Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:04Globalaw to focus on Asia-Pacific investment in Tokyo conference<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/globalaw-to-focus-on-asia-pacific-investment-in-tokyo-conference-39122682/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tok14.jpg' border='0'/></a>The global network of 115 independent law firms will discuss trade issues including the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership between Japan and the US at its Tokyo meeting later this month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/globalaw-to-focus-on-asia-pacific-investment-in-tokyo-conference-39122682/Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:04Legal sector known for its slow payment patterns<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-sector-known-for-its-slow-payment-patterns-6356355/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cas12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The average law firm waits nearly three months - 83 days - before it gets paid on its invoice, according to LexisNexis - and exists in a sector 'known for long invoice net terms' in the words of Fundbox.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-sector-known-for-its-slow-payment-patterns-6356355/Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:04AI will create as many legal jobs as it destroys, says Seyfarth Shaw<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ai-will-create-as-many-legal-jobs-as-it-destroys-says-seyfarth-shaw-60110574/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rob12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Warnings that robots will make many lawyers redundant should not be taken too seriously, according to Keith Grady - the Lean Law Evangelist at Seyfarth Shaw, one of the firms at the forefront of legal technology.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ai-will-create-as-many-legal-jobs-as-it-destroys-says-seyfarth-shaw-60110574/Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:04Associate salary rises 8pc in US to median of $135,000 for first years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/associate-salary-rises-8pc-in-us-to-median-of-$135000-for-first-years-87003092/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pay11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Average salaries for associates in smaller firms are rising faster - 8% - than those in practices which have more than 700 lawyers, who saw their median salary go up 7.4% in the year to April.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/associate-salary-rises-8pc-in-us-to-median-of-$135000-for-first-years-87003092/Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:04Latham revenues soar by 20 pc in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham-revenues-soar-by-20-pc-in-london-18034032/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon18.jpg' border='0'/></a>Growth of revenue in the London office of Latham & Watkins is outstripping its global growth rate by 50 per cent - as fees rose to &pound;163m in the UK capital on the back of a doubling in the headcount there since 2009.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham-revenues-soar-by-20-pc-in-london-18034032/Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:04Law firms expected to come under client pressure on data breach disclosures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-expected-to-come-under-client-pressure-on-data-breach-disclosures-44740471/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyb11.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel are expected to push for better standards of cyber security in law firms - as the risks they are exposed to when passing documents between them are likely to increase, according to Mitratech.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-expected-to-come-under-client-pressure-on-data-breach-disclosures-44740471/Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:04EY becomes first and only organisation to pay fine over Lehmans role<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-becomes-first-and-only-organisation-to-pay-fine-over-lehmans-role-20668445/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Leh1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Big Four accountant Ernst & Young is to pay US$10m over its role as auditor to Lehman Brothers, the bank which failed in 2008 - and, for the time being at least, it looks likely to remain the only adviser to take a penalty from the regulators.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-becomes-first-and-only-organisation-to-pay-fine-over-lehmans-role-20668445/Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:04Dentons recruits 50-strong Budapest office of White & Case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-recruits-50-strong-budapest-office-of-white--case-51868452/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bud11.jpg' border='0'/></a>In what may be a sign of things to come, an entire office is making a mass 'lateral hire' move - as the full team of partners, other lawyers and staff shift to Dentons, impressed by the expansion of its global network into China and the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-recruits-50-strong-budapest-office-of-white--case-51868452/Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:04Bakers makes China breakthrough with permit to practice local law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-makes-china-breakthrough-with-permit-to-practice-local-law-17105428/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sha14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie has finally broken the barrier which prohibited foreign law firms from practising Chinese law - by winning a licence which allows it to offer local advice through a joint venture with a Chinese firm in Shanghai.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bakers-makes-china-breakthrough-with-permit-to-practice-local-law-17105428/Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:04Gibson Dunn partner denied leave to appeal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gibson-dunn-partner-denied-leave-to-appeal-78741908/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dub15.jpg' border='0'/></a>Peter Gray, the Dubai-based partner who has been suspended by Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, saw his application to appeal against a ruling that he deliberately misled the court dismissed in 15 minutes yesterday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gibson-dunn-partner-denied-leave-to-appeal-78741908/Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:04Law firm sets up in Bermuda tax haven<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-sets-up-in-bermuda-tax-haven-99202749/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bermuda1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Canadian 380-lawyer firm Bennett Jones is to work in association with a firm of the same name set up in Bermuda by a former senior commercial partner of the Canadian practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-sets-up-in-bermuda-tax-haven-99202749/Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:04JP Morgan profits rise despite $487m legal provision<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jp-morgan-profits-rise-despite-$487m-legal-provision-63050514/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/JP Morgan1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US bank reporting season is underway - with JP Morgan posting a 12 per cent rise in net income despite provisioning another hefty sum against legal and regulatory costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jp-morgan-profits-rise-despite-$487m-legal-provision-63050514/Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:04M&A sector goes into transformational mode, says A&O<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ma-sector-goes-into-transformational-mode-says-ao-53453664/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Life sciences.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US remains the 'centre of activity' while the life science sector has soared to new levels, according to Allen & Overy's latest M&A Insights report which also refers to a 'significant number of truly transformational M&A deals announced' in Q1.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ma-sector-goes-into-transformational-mode-says-ao-53453664/Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:04Third lawyer killed in remote US county<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/third-lawyer-killed-in-remote-us-county-48728147/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sth1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The fatal shooting of Oshyn Hinton on Sunday night, with the subsequent arrest of his son on a murder charge, brings to three the number of lawyers killed in York County, South Carolina in recent years - all, allegedly, by loved ones.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/third-lawyer-killed-in-remote-us-county-48728147/Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:04Polsinelli opens two office in two months - leading with healthcare<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/polsinelli-opens-two-office-in-two-months---leading-with-healthcare-64241023/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hea1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 740-lawyer US firm Polsinelli has taken its network to 21 offices by launching in North Carolina and Nashville over the last two months, opening each new office with a healthcare team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/polsinelli-opens-two-office-in-two-months---leading-with-healthcare-64241023/Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:04In-house lawyers fall short of ethical duties<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-fall-short-of-ethical-duties-5952995/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Compliance6.jpg' border='0'/></a>In-house lawyers are being stretched by two conflicting parts of their role - the objective need to measure risk and the more subjective need to be commercial - to the extent that many are failing to stay firmly within their ethical obligations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-lawyers-fall-short-of-ethical-duties-5952995/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:04Internal investigations should be privileged, says ACC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/internal-investigations-should-be-privileged-says-acc-8930860/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Penn state.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has called for the protection of privileged communications related to internal investigations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/internal-investigations-should-be-privileged-says-acc-8930860/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-41329526/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-41329526/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:04Merck GC pleads for law firms to reduce number of lateral hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/merck-gc-pleads-for-law-firms-to-reduce-number-of-lateral-hires-24489817/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Harvard .jpg' border='0'/></a>Speaking at a Harvard Law School day on law firms ethics in a time of economic pressure, Bruce Kuhlik has asked law firms to strengthen their cultures in order to retain lawyers and avoid the pay inflation of lateral hire spirals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/merck-gc-pleads-for-law-firms-to-reduce-number-of-lateral-hires-24489817/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:04Canadian lawyer seeks protection over alleged Rwanda death threats<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-lawyer-seeks-protection-over-alleged-rwanda-death-threats-27700385/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rwanda2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Toronto-based lawyer who acted for a Rwanda general on war crimes charges says he is 'very worried' by reports claiming he is on a hit list.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-lawyer-seeks-protection-over-alleged-rwanda-death-threats-27700385/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:04Paul Reiss chief argues against short term financial gain<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-reiss-chief-argues-against-short-term-financial-gain-17768813/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/revenues2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chair Brad Karp has defended his firm's use of lockstep, rather than an 'eat what you kill' partner pay system, arguing that the profession has become overly fixated with short-term financial gain since American Lawyer began publishing revenues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paul-reiss-chief-argues-against-short-term-financial-gain-17768813/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:04Washington State opens door to legal technicians as law firm owners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/washington-state-opens-door-to-legal-technicians-as-law-firm-owners-76640622/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Seattle (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal technicians have been given the right to become owners of law firms in one of the most pro-technician states in the US - although they will not be able to supervise the work of lawyers or direct the professional judgement of lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/washington-state-opens-door-to-legal-technicians-as-law-firm-owners-76640622/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:04Grimaldi beefs up London office with high profile partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/grimaldi-beefs-up-london-office-with-high-profile-partners-743761/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rome4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Italian firm joins forces once more with ex-Clifford Chance banking partner Michael Bray who brought the firm into the Clifford Chance fold over 20 years ago.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/grimaldi-beefs-up-london-office-with-high-profile-partners-743761/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:04Corporate and disputes heads to stand for Freshfields top role<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corporate-and-disputes-heads-to-stand-for-freshfields-top-role-17948958/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london (6).jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields may be asked to decide where its heart is as its former heads of corporate and disputes are expected to contest each other in the election of a new senior partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corporate-and-disputes-heads-to-stand-for-freshfields-top-role-17948958/Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:04EU says it will decide 'very soon' on Google landmark case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-says-it-will-decide-very-soon-on-google-landmark-case-45194831/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Goo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The European Commission is to decide 'very soon' as to whether, after a five year history, it will bring anti trust charges against Google in what would be the most significant, highly-charged case against a US business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-says-it-will-decide-very-soon-on-google-landmark-case-45194831/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:04Managing partners question current business model<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/managing-partners-question-current-business-model-6481856/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Students may need to develop more skills before they are taken on by law firms so that they are not seen as a cost burden by clients, according to managing partners in Australia who appear to be rethinking the law firm model.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/managing-partners-question-current-business-model-6481856/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:04Kennedys enters formal association with Chilean insurance boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-enters-formal-association-with-chilean-insurance-boutique-36764872/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/chile (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Latin America is now a key area for insurers and reinsurers, according to Kennedys.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-enters-formal-association-with-chilean-insurance-boutique-36764872/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:04Dentons mimics Big Four expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/dentons-mimics-big-four--expansion-30257762/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is planning to continue to grow and will target a broader range of work than the global elite law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/dentons-mimics-big-four--expansion-30257762/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:04Top US firms unwilling to fight gay marriage cases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-us-firms-unwilling-to-fight-gay-marriage-cases-84620323/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gay marriage.jpg' border='0'/></a>The traditional enthusiasm of US law firms for defending those in need has not kicked in for marriage equality, says The New York Times.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-us-firms-unwilling-to-fight-gay-marriage-cases-84620323/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:04Uberesque solution for criminal lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uberesque-solution-for-criminal-lawyers-54037892/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/app3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal entrepreneurs in Canada have devised an app to help criminal lawyers who urgently need another lawyer to stand in for them.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uberesque-solution-for-criminal-lawyers-54037892/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:04Cahill Gordon & Reindel is first US firm to gain ABS licence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cahill-gordon--reindel-is-first-us-firm-to-gain-abs-licence-60922722/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (5)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm has made its first UK hire and is going down the alternative business structure route.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cahill-gordon--reindel-is-first-us-firm-to-gain-abs-licence-60922722/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:04Bryan Cave takes Marvell team in Paris<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bryan-cave-takes-marvell-team-in-paris-57555827/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bryan Cave_Four Lawyers Join Paris.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm has boosted its French operations with four lawyers from a law firm in Paris.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bryan-cave-takes-marvell-team-in-paris-57555827/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:04US lawyer leads Oxford team to historic win<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyer-leads-oxford-team-to-historic-win-56090330/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oxford boat.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 34-year old stroke Caryn Davies - who got a JD from Columbia University - is being given the credit for securing the win against Cambridge, the first time women were allowed to use the same course as men since the boat race started in 1829.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-lawyer-leads-oxford-team-to-historic-win-56090330/Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:04Judge charged in landmark Brazilian trial<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judge-charged-in-landmark-brazilian-trial-32463866/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_262778855.jpg' border='0'/></a>Judge Flávio Roberto de Souza has been charged with embezzlement and accused of illicitly taking US$360,000 last year which was used to buy a bullet proof Land Rover and a flat in Rio de Janeiro - throwing the trial into chaos.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judge-charged-in-landmark-brazilian-trial-32463866/Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:04Scottish criminal lawyers move to data share and recording app<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scottish-criminal-lawyers-move-to-data-share-and-recording-app-49777900/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/scotland (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Over 100 criminal lawyers at different Scottish practices are using an app developed by colleague Avtar Bhatoa, senior partner of Bullivant Law, in conjunction with Bullseye Solutions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scottish-criminal-lawyers-move-to-data-share-and-recording-app-49777900/Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:04Ex-Halliwells partners switch lawyers to TLT in liquidator dispute<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-halliwells-partners-switch-lawyers-to-tlt-in-liquidator-dispute-6141179/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Manchester (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of 26 former partners in failed UK firm Halliwells, being pursued for millions by the liquidator, has switched legal teams - leaving Irwin Mitchell for TLT, the high-tech, high volume firm that acts as an outsourcer for Freshfields.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ex-halliwells-partners-switch-lawyers-to-tlt-in-liquidator-dispute-6141179/Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:04Cyber security debate could move liability to software designers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cyber-security-debate-could-move-liability-to-software-designers-65693868/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cyber7.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some of the most influential people in the cyber security sector, including the head of an arm of the CIA, are calling for liability for cyber weaknesses to be passed on to software designers in the numerous cases where their designs are faulty.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cyber-security-debate-could-move-liability-to-software-designers-65693868/Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:04Big Four accountants forced to defend legality of tax advice in Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/big-four-accountants-forced-to-defend-legality-of-tax-advice-in-australia-83635106/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/kpmg4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Already under pressure in the UK and EU over the lawfulness of their tax advice, the top accountants are being questioned by an Australian Senate inquiry on tax avoidance - as part of government moves to close off loopholes for tax evasion.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/big-four-accountants-forced-to-defend-legality-of-tax-advice-in-australia-83635106/Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:04Dentons-McKenna wait for Chinese lawyers to qualify before boosting lawyer numbers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-mckenna-wait-for-chinese-lawyers-to-qualify-before-boosting-lawyer-numbers-32627660/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons Dachung and McKenna Long are expecting their joint numbers to increase later this year after 'several hundred attorneys in China' receive 'final certification' - but the firm now says it has just 100 more than it declared in January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-mckenna-wait-for-chinese-lawyers-to-qualify-before-boosting-lawyer-numbers-32627660/Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:04Elevate hires CIO to up cybersecurity initiatives<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/elevate-hires-cio-to-up-cybersecurity-initiatives-79069262/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cybersecurity3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal services outsourcer Elevate has recruited an expert from a leading US law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/elevate-hires-cio-to-up-cybersecurity-initiatives-79069262/Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:04Top Indian firm shakes up market by setting $24k base salary<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-indian-firm-shakes-up-market-by-setting-$24k-base-salary-22661271/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/India (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Delhi-based Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas is to pay an annual salary of 15 lakh to new recruits, setting new rates for the Indian profession.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-indian-firm-shakes-up-market-by-setting-$24k-base-salary-22661271/Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:04The law firm rainmaker has returned<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/the-law-firm-rainmaker-has-returned-42955068/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london (4)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Rainmakers are back in demand as law firms eye up the top billers at their competition.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/the-law-firm-rainmaker-has-returned-42955068/Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:04Amal Clooney to act for jailed ex-leader of the Maldives<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/amal-clooney-to-act-for-jailed-ex-leader-of-the-maldives-71017150/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/amal.jpg' border='0'/></a>Barrister Amal Clooney is to be part of the international legal team seeking the release of the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, who was last month sentenced to 13 years in prison.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/amal-clooney-to-act-for-jailed-ex-leader-of-the-maldives-71017150/Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:04Rise in Spanish claims against lawyers pushes up lawyer indemnity fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rise-in-spanish-claims-against-lawyers-pushes-up-lawyer-indemnity-fees-30996822/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Barcelona2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Professional indemnity insurance for lawyers across Europe is expected to go up by seven per cent between 2013 and 2017, according to Partner Re - pushed up by a growing tendency among Spanish clients to sue their advisers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rise-in-spanish-claims-against-lawyers-pushes-up-lawyer-indemnity-fees-30996822/Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:04JP Morgan predicts more volatility due to regulator rigidity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jp-morgan-predicts-more-volatility-due-to-regulator-rigidity-64935003/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/JP morgan7.jpg' border='0'/></a>The next financial crisis could be 'more volatile' than the last one because regulators have hamstrung the banks and made it less likely that the strong ones would take over weakened rivals again, JP Morgan's chief executive, Jamie Dimon, has said.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jp-morgan-predicts-more-volatility-due-to-regulator-rigidity-64935003/Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:04Ex-Cravath Swaine associate attacks sexism in venture capital sector<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-cravath-swaine-associate-attacks-sexism-in-venture-capital-sector-69799836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_250718314.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ellen Pao, the venture capitalist who used to work at Cravath Swaine, has spoken out against sexism in the venture capital industry after losing her discrimination claim against former employer Kleiner Perkins.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ex-cravath-swaine-associate-attacks-sexism-in-venture-capital-sector-69799836/Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:04US law firms experience record merger activity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-experience-record-merger-activity-21031159/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_251325208.jpg' border='0'/></a>The giant Dentons Dachung merger was one of the main contributors to Q1 showing the busiest tie-up activity since consultant Altman Weil began recording such transactions in 2007.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-experience-record-merger-activity-21031159/Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:04Dershowitz slams accusations as judge throws out sex case against him<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dershowitz-slams-accusations-as-judge-throws-out-sex-case-against-him-26374418/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/prince andrew.jpg' border='0'/></a>Professor Alan Dershowitz, criminal defender of Claus von Bulow, Patty Hearst and many others, will not face underage sex charges, after a Florida judge threw out cases against him and Prince Andrew as being irrelevant to the main case being tried.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dershowitz-slams-accusations-as-judge-throws-out-sex-case-against-him-26374418/Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:04CC follows downsizing trend in Moscow<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-follows-downsizing-trend-in-moscow-84617985/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/moscow13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance is following Allen & Overy by cutting back on its headcount in Russia as instability in the country has reduced the amount of capital markets work and tightened the flow of other matters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cc-follows-downsizing-trend-in-moscow-84617985/Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:04Microsoft general counsel leads the way on paid annual leave for contractors<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/microsoft-general-counsel-leads-the-way-on-paid-annual-leave-for-contractors-32929772/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/microsoft (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Microsoft's general counsel Brad Smith has announced that the company will be helping its suppliers address issues over paid leave.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/microsoft-general-counsel-leads-the-way-on-paid-annual-leave-for-contractors-32929772/Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:04AOL deputy general counsel heads over to Panasonic<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/aol-deputy-general-counsel-heads-over-to-panasonic-8621648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Panasonic.jpg' border='0'/></a>Damien Atkins replaces retiring chief legal officer Robert Marin who has enjoyed a long career at the Japanese company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/aol-deputy-general-counsel-heads-over-to-panasonic-8621648/Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:04Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-15498433/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-15498433/Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:04Corporate counsel share &pound;1 billion bonus pot<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-counsel-share-1-billion-bonus-pot-86765275/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_266003834.jpg' border='0'/></a>The good times are back for legal departments with in-house lawyers sharing increased bonus payments.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-counsel-share-1-billion-bonus-pot-86765275/Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:04Charlie Hebdo team hits out at lawyers and financiers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charlie-hebdo-team-hits-out-at-lawyers-and-financiers-87136089/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Charlie Hebdo.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fifteen of the staff who survived the terrorist attack on the Paris-based magazine in January have said that the &euro;30m received by the title has made it 'tempting prey' for lawyers and financiers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charlie-hebdo-team-hits-out-at-lawyers-and-financiers-87136089/Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:04Energy lawyers laid off as work contracts in wake of oil price fall<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/energy-lawyers-laid-off-as-work-contracts-in-wake-of-oil-price-fall-18676591/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/oil (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Regional US law firm Steptoe & Johnson PLLC has laid off a total of 32 staff - including 14 lawyers - from its energy teams in six of its US offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/energy-lawyers-laid-off-as-work-contracts-in-wake-of-oil-price-fall-18676591/Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:04DLA associate murdered after advertising on Craigslist<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-associate-murdered-after-advertising-on-craigslist-32584406/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/craigslist.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 30-year old IP lawyer who worked for DLA Piper and was murdered in a Washington DC hotel last month met the woman alleged to have killed him through an advertisement he placed on the online notice board Craigslist.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-associate-murdered-after-advertising-on-craigslist-32584406/Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:04Locke Lord insurance pair open London office for Foran Glennon<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/locke-lord-insurance-pair-open-london-office-for-foran-glennon-7822825/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon17.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two insurance litigators have joined Foran Glennon, the fast-expanding US practice, to open its first base abroad.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/locke-lord-insurance-pair-open-london-office-for-foran-glennon-7822825/Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:04